Basic Needs

Eat Well, Be Well:

Basic Needs Initiative’s Online Hub for Nutrition Education

Welcome to the colorful world of nutrition! This online hub infuses nutrition education into Basic Needs Initiative’s food security programs. Eating a healthy, balanced diet while in college makes it easier to maintain food security while practicing dietary independence throughout life.

The content on this website is presented in a series of infographics that are tailored to the dietary needs and preferences of CSUMB students. View or download infographics for each topic by clicking on the links in the drop-down menus below!

Note from the author: 

My name is Misha Moseley, and I created this guide for my Collaborative Health & Human Services capstone project. I know what it’s like to be a CSUMB student – I’ve been there! We have busy lives, and we don’t always have the time or resources to cook healthy, gourmet food. We are also some of the most creative, hardworking, and innovative members of society, and we can use these assets to empower ourselves and each other to make dietary improvements. I invite you to use this guide as a support system for your health and wellness. Explore these resources to gain inspiration, learn tips and tricks for healthy eating, and expand your knowledge of nutrition. Be excited, have fun with it, and join me in celebrating the nutritional value of food!


A diet is more than merely a way of eating. A diet is a lifestyle that impacts our short-term and long-term wellness. Check out the categories in the dropdown menu to learn tips and tricks for healthy eating. Make a dietary plan that sets you up for success!

green salad with toppings


Nutrients are substances in food that enable our bodies to grow and function. There are 6 major nutrient categories: carbohydrates, fats, minerals, proteins, vitamins, and water. Check out each category in the dropdown menu to discover life hacks for getting the nutrients your body needs!

set of hands holding fresh produce